Thursday, November 08, 2012

Giveaway: THE RETURN MAN by V.M. Zito (Hodder)

Zito-ReturnMan[2]To celebrate the UK mass-market paperback release of V.M. Zito’s excellent post-apocalyptic zombie tale, Hodder has been running a number of giveaways. Including this one! I read the novel last year – and really enjoyed it – so to whet your appetite, here’s the synopsis:

The outbreak tore the US in two. The east remains a safe haven. The west has become a ravaged wilderness, known by survivors as the Evacuated States. It is here that Henry Marco makes his living. Hired by grieving relatives, he tracks down the dead and delivers peace.

Now Homeland Security wants Marco for a mission unlike any other. He must return to California, where the apocalypse began. Where a secret is hidden. And where his own tragic past waits to punish him again. But in the wastelands of America, you never know who — or what — is watching you.

In order to be in with a chance of winning one of FIVE copies of the novel, all you have to do is either…

… leave a comment with some form of contact info (Twitter handle, anti-spam-style email address, etc.)

… email me at the address at the very bottom of the page

This will be a relatively short giveaway, so I’ll be leaving this open for one week – until midnight, Thursday 15th November. This giveaway is UK ONLY. I’ll announce the winners, who will be picked at random, on here (in the comment thread and also in a new post, probably) shortly thereafter.

Sorry about that readers from elsewhere, but I’ll see what I can do about a worldwide or regional giveaway in the near future.


  1. ok even thought I am not eligible for this contest, I'll still make a comment :)

    The thought of a hired tracker sounds like a good background, add in the mix of apocalypse and zombies makes it sound ever better.
    Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

    1. I really enjoyed this novel. Think it works really well, does some interesting things with the tropes of the genre, too. Highly recommended. The extended opening 'scene' (it's a couple chapters at least) are wonderfully atmospheric.

  2. I would be very grateful if I could be entered into this competition. My email address is

  3. Sounds like a great book, Love the cover too I'd love to be entered in the giveaway too :)

  4. The winners have been contacted, and details sent to the publisher. Thanks for entering, everyone!